Angelus Silesius


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(1624–77) (Johann Scheffler),

mystical poet and controversialist. The son of a Lutheran Polish noble, he became a RC in 1653. His chief fame lies in his mystical poems Heilige Seelenlust (1657) and Der Cherubinische Wandersmann (1675; 1st edn., with different title, 1657).

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